Events are canceled, some of our favorite activities are closed, and people are told to practice social distancing. So how do you ‘Do The Shore’ when you can’t leave your home? These local businesses are doing their best to bring the shore to you.
Design Your Own Family Fun Adventures
Tree to Tree Cape May
Design your own family adventure around learning, being active and creating to bring balance to your day! Tree to Tree Cape May has created a link to a list of family fun adventure activities that you can do at home or in your backyard. Each week they will post a demonstration with some intentional focus points so you can go more in-depth with these activities to create a memorable shared experience with your family. Print or download your list bit.ly/Tree-To-Tree-List. You can also follow along on Youtube bit.ly/Tree-To-Tree-Youtube.
Virtual Climb of the Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May MAC
Cape May MAC (formerly the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities) want to make sure that no matter where you are, you can take a virtual climb to the top of the magnificent Cape May Lighthouse, one of Cape May’s treasured historic sites operated and maintained by Cape May MAC. You can watch the video at bit.ly/CMLighthouse. Look out the windows and take your time. Enjoy the experience. The lighthouse would normally be open daily to visitors for climbs, but is closed temporarily due to COVID-19. MAC wants you and yours to stay healthy and safe and will see you when they can safely open our doors. If you would like to make a donation to support MAC during this uncertain time, visit capemaymac.org/donateto-mac.
Attend Virtual Zoo School
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Even though the zoo is closed, the animals are still out and about so the Cape May County Park & Zoo is bringing the zoo to you! Join the zookeepers Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. as they take you on a virtual tour of the zoo. They will feature a short clip of a different animal and teach you all about it. At the end of every clip, they will have a challenge for you to do at home! All videos are featured on the zoo’s Facebook page @CapeMayCountyParkZoo and on their website at cmczoo.com.
Take a Free Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May MAC
Cape May MAC (formerly the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities) is offering everyone near and far the opportunity to take a virtual tour of the Emlen Physick Estate, the first tour of its kind in 50 years of MAC history. MAC wanted to give their loyal visitors a way to experience Cape May without being yet able to travel here due to the Coronavirus. You can find the tour on their website at bit.ly/EmlenPhysick. If you would like to make a donation to support MAC during this uncertain time, visit capemaymac.org/donateto-mac.
Join In on Online Workout Classes
Miracles Fitness, located in Rio Grande, is bringing workout classes to your living room while the gym is closed. The dedicated staff at Miracles Fitness is live-streaming classes on their Facebook page, including Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp, and more! If you miss the live stream, you can go back at any time to watch the videos, as well. To join in on the fun, visit Miracles Fitness’ Facebook page @MiraclesFitnessHQ.
Enjoy Virtual Live Entertainment & Happy Hours
Enjoy live entertainment and join in on “virtual happy hours” from the comfort of your own home thanks to Cape May County businesses and individuals. Many local musicians are live streaming entertainment, including The Geno White Trio, Barry Tischler, and the Juliano Brothers. Some businesses, like the Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar, are also offering live entertainment during “virtual happy hours” and drink tutorials with their bartender, Matt Reeves. To find these concerts and more, check out the Cape May Live Facebook Group at Facebook.com/groups/CapeMayLive where many people are also sharing virtual concerts.
For more virtual ways to Do The Shore from the comfort of your home, keep checking DoTheShore.com!